Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: February 26, 2010
Summary: Condemned to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena cannot read or write. Arriving at the jail entirely alone, he appears younger and more fragile than the other convicts. He is 19 years old. Cornered by the leader of the Corsican gang who rules the prison, he is given a number of "missions" to carry out, toughening him up and gaining the gang leader's confidence in the process. But Malik is brave and a fast learner, daring to secretly develop his own plans. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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Runtime: 155 min
Rating: Rated R for strong violence, sexual content, nudity, language and drug material.
Production: Canal+
Genres: Drama, Crime
Countries: France, Italy
Languages: French, Arabic, Corsican
Director Credit
Jacques Audiard Director
Writer Credit
Abdel Raouf Dafri Original Screenplay
Jacques Audiard Screenplay
Nicolas Peufaillit Original Screenplay
Thomas Bidegain Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Tahar Rahim Malik El Djebena
Cast Credit
Adel Bencherif Ryad
Antoine Basler Pilicci
Foued Nassah Antaro
Frédéric Graziani Chef De Détention
Gilles Cohen Prof
Hichem Yacoubi Reyeb
Jean-Emmanuel Pagni Santi
Jean-Philippe Ricci Vettori
Leïla Bekhti Djamila
Niels Arestrup César Luciani
Pierre Leccia Sampierro
Rabah Loucif L'avocat De Malik
Reda Kateb Jordi
Slimane Dazi Lattrache
Producer Credit
Antonin Dedet Line Producer
Lauranne Bourrachot Producer
Marco Cherqui Producer
Martine Cassinelli Producer